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Explosion Rocks Texas Acrylic Acid Plant

8:46 PM MST | December 9, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

An explosion ripped through American Acryl’s 120,000-m.t./year acrylic acid plant at Bayport, TX, sending two people to the hospital. The blast involved toluene and shut local schools and businesses for several hours, officials say. American Acryl is a 50-50 joint venture between Nippon Shokubai (Tokyo) and Atofina Chemicals. The plant also includes a 50,000-m.t./year butyl acrylate plant wholly owned by...

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